Open Schooling Roadmap

OSOS provides the participating schools numerous opportunities to engage in local, national and international activities with lasting benefits for the school heads, the students, the teachers, the school and the local community.

Transform your school to an incubator of exploration and invention. Make it an accelerator of innovation by promoting Open Schooling.

Get familiar with OSOS vocabulary by accessing the OSOS Glossary.

To introduce innovation in your school, use the Open Schooling Roadmap, which is available in the following languages:

How to use OSOS home

OSOS offers a range of exciting ideas and tools to use in your classroom. This page will guide you through the necessary steps, allowing you to take advantage of all the features provided by the OSOS portal.

Joining or creating an OSOS Community

The OSOS portal promotes a genuine collaborative approach to opening up schools to their local societies through innovative science education practices and the building of communities of practice. These communities are the heart of OSOS: Waste no time in joining a community and other educators in searching, using, modifying and creating teaching materials.

More information on communities and how to join can be found on the Communities page.

You are now a full member of the OSOS Community, what is next?

You can search for educational resources created by others, use them in your classroom, modify them according to your own particular needs and classroom realities and create your own resources.

Select one of the options on the left to learn more about each step

Assess OSOS

The Self-Reflection Tool is offered to the participating School Heads. It assesses the use level of the school openness of with an emphasis on the introduction of the RRI culture in six key areas:

  1. leadership and vision,
  2. curriculum and use of external resources,
  3. open school culture,
  4. professional development,
  5. parental engagement and
  6. resources and infrastructure. Based on the school’s reference data, actionable analytics will be provided, allowing head teachers and key stakeholders to monitor the school development and the impact of the proposed innovation process.

Press here to open the Self Reflection Tool

Present OSOS

After assessing your school’s openness level with the self-reflection tool, it is time to make a plan on how to improve your results.

We can help you create and present this plan, which we call the “Open School Development Plan”.

The Open School Development Plan is a strategic document depicting your school’s improvement and change with an emphasis on better learning outcomes for students.

The plan describes a process through which a set of objectives in terms of where your school wants to be, in relation to key areas of action such as professional development, acting as learning ecosystems, promote gender equity, create partnerships with the local community and collaborate effectively with parents and other local stakeholders.

It’s a tool that will support your school in its journey towards openness.

Search OSOS

The portal contains a vast number of resources, all at your disposal, constantly updated and improved with new resources being added every day by the OSOS users.

The OSOS pedagogical framework promotes a series of educational activities in the form of real-life projects. Using innovative ideas and creativity, these projects aim to empower you to actively engage your students in the learning process and improve their understanding of various science topics.

Search through the available OSOS project and best practices by visiting the ACCELERATORS area.

All the resources in are linked to one or more relevant communities. Search through the available OSOS Communities by visiting the COMMUNITIES area.

Search through the registered OSOS Schools by visiting the SCHOOLS area.

Search the OSOS Academy and see also other academies on ISE by visiting the ACADEMIES area.

Use OSOS

Having located educational resources that you deem appropriate, you may use the tools provided in the portal to deliver them in your classroom.

Transfer a resource to any OSOS community with the PIN feature

A short guide on how to use the PIN RESOURCE feature of the Authoring Tool.

Clone a Resource

A short guide on how to use the CLONE feature of the Authoring Tool.

Deliver your created Scenarios or Lessons

A presentation of the available delivery options of the Lessons you have created through the Authoring Tool.

Modify OSOS

Apart from finding interesting resources and using them in your classroom through the portal, you can also modify and alter them in any way you see fit before carrying them out in your classroom.

Click on the icon below for a guide on how to modify and deliver a lesson through the OSOS authoring tool and delivery environment.

Modify and deliver a Scenario or Lesson

A presentation of the available editing options of the Authoring Tool.

Create OSOS

OSOS offers a range of services and tools to schools heads and teachers to create their own projects.

Projects will be then part of the portal resources database, accessible by the community of registered users.

The Authoring & Delivery Tool

A detailed overview of all the features of the Authoring & Delivery Tool.

Create and publish Students' Projects

A presentation on how to create and publish projects of your students.

Create and publish OSOS Accelerators

A short guide on how to create and publish OSOS Accelerators.

Search OSOS for students

The portal contains a vast number of resources, all at your disposal, constantly updated and improved with new resources being added every day by the OSOS users.

The OSOS pedagogical framework promotes a series of educational activities in the form of real-life projects. Using innovative ideas and creativity, these projects aim to empower you to actively engage both in the learning process, and improve your understanding of various science topics.

Do you want to see what projects your teachers have prepared for you?
Do you want to see projects from other students and schools?
All you have to do is visit the PROJECTS area.

Search through the available OSOS project and best practices by visiting the ACCELERATORS area.

All the resources in are linked to one or more relevant communities. Search through the available OSOS Communities by visiting the COMMUNITIES area.

Search through the registered OSOS Schools by visiting the SCHOOLS area.

Download OSOS

List of documents available for download:

OSOS Glossary

A short introduction to the most common terms used in the OSOS portal and documents.

Open Schooling Roadmap

Α concrete overview of the implementation of open schooling approaches, offering a clear description of the necessary steps that schools will need to take in order to become hubs of responsible innovation.

RRI in practice for schools

A guide to support educators along the process of introducing RRI in the classroom, through innovative science pedagogical methods and by offering a range of inspiring resources for designing and implementing class activities.

Erasmus+: A Practical Guide for school leaders

A practical guide that demonstrates benefits your school can derive from applying for Erasmus+, reviews the opportunities available and provides step-by-step advice on developing a successful application.

Supportive documents to download:

The Authoring & Delivery Tool

A detailed overview of all the features of the Authoring & Delivery Tool.

Create and publish Students' Projects

A presentation on how to create and publish projects of your students.

Create and publish OSOS Accelerators

A short guide on how to create and publish OSOS Accelerators.

Create a Community and become its Manager

A presentation on how to create and manage Communities in the Portal.

Transfer a resource to any OSOS community with the PIN feature

A short guide on how to use the PIN RESOURCE feature of the Authoring Tool.

Clone a Resource

A short guide on how to use the CLONE feature of the Authoring Tool.

Deliver your created Scenarios or Lessons

A presentation of the available delivery options of the Lessons you have created through the Authoring Tool.

Modify and deliver a Scenario or Lesson

A presentation of the available editing options of the Authoring Tool.